Yeah...I think it's a safe bet that most people who practice Yoga in this country, like 90% of them, do it purely for the physical and mental exercise, and not to experience some sort of new agey orgasm of the universe by bending your spine a certain way. Heck, I'm Buddhist, and I know that meditation doesn't make one a Buddhist. Same respect for practicing this yoga, and not the countless other schools.
By the way, Halloween is also religious. I want it out of the schools.
That we are capable only of being what we are, remains our unforgivable sin.
- Gene Wolfe
Sadly--Jack's wrong. Schools still actively call it Christmas Break, Halloween, Easter Break etc. They've become so baseless and removed of their religious meaning it doesn't even matter to me. He's under the delusion that Democrats have removed Christmas from schools. He's wrong. They've done no such thing and may never. It'd be too great a step for 70% of Americans.
It's winter break not Christmas break.
You're out of touch ... things have changed.
Interesting. Graduated high school just a few years ago. Little brother still goes. It's still called Christmas Break on the official calendar. And yes the teachers are allowed to decorate so long as they don't ask a student to help. A breakfast club is also still going--led by a Trig/Geometry teacher. Catholic. They all pray before every meeting. She can't force them to pray, but she leads it. The district, the administration, the BOE, the principal, etc. all look the other way.
And yes it is a public school.
I imagine...you're in your 30s-40s? Turn on O'Reilly the second you get home, and spaz with the significant other about all the latest anti-Christian raids Obama has been leading. Chances are even he doesn't really know how things are. Murdoch probably feeds him. Too bad. He might have half a brain if he used it.
Last edited by mightbe; February 25th, 2013 at 09:09 PM.
It's still called Halloween. No more or less non-religious than the act of eating candy and decorating with fall colors. That's like the one holiday where the religion has been eradicated in public schools. Teachers spoke openly of "Christ" and "Our Father" and "Our Savior." Back then, I just glared. In hindsight, I should've pulled out the state and federal statutes on the place of religion in school. Or hell, even the district's own policies, however unenforced they are.
I haven't noticed it as much at college. It's still Christmas, but no Hail Mary's.
I think the yoga instructors should be taken out and stoned to death.
Liberté, égalité, fraternité